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Alex Shegay

(アレックス シガイ)

Alex Shegay joined Maeda Laboratory as of 2019 as a post-doctorate researcher. 

Alex completed his BE(Civil) and more recently his PhD at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. His PhD thesis was on the subject of seismic performance of reinforced concrete walls. 

At Maeda Laboratory, Alex is involved in several projects, including full-scale testing of reinforced concrete wall-frame structures as well as material testing of CLT panels.



Bachelor of Civil Engineering (honours), University of Auckland


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of Auckland

Thesis: Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Walls Designed for Ductility



Best Student Paper Award – 11th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering/NZSEE 2019


QuakeCoRE PhD Scholarship


Best Paper Award – 2016 New Zealand Concrete Conference (“Sandy Cormack Award”)

EQC Fulbright Award for Natural Disaster Research


University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship

New Zealand Concrete Society Concrete Prize

Selected Publications

Shegay, A. V., Motter, C. J., Elwood, K. J., Henry, R. S., 2019. Deformation Capacity Limits for Reinforced Concrete Walls. Earthquake Spectra 35(3), 1189-1212. DOI: 10.1193/080118EQS193M

Kolozvari, K., Biscombe, L., Dashti, F., Dhakal, R., Gogus, A., Gully, M. F., Henry, R. S., Massone, L., Orakcal, K., Rojas, F., Shegay, A. V., Wallace, J., 2019. State-of-the-art in Nonlinear Finite Element Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Walls. Engineering Structures 194, 46-65. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.04.097

Shegay, A.V., Motter C.J., Lehman D.E., Lowes L.N., Elwood, K.J., Henry R.S., 2018. “Impact of Axial Load on the Seismic Response of Rectangular Walls,” Journal of Structural Engineering 144(8), 1–32. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002122.

Shegay, A.V., Motter C.J., Elwood K.J., Henry R.S., 2019. “Deformation limits for design and assessment of RC walls.” 11th Pacific Conference in Earthquake Engineering (11PCEE). Paper 0058. Auckland, New Zealand.

Shegay, A.V., Motter C.J., Henry R.S., Elwood K.J., 2016. “Large Scale Testing of a Reinforced Concrete Wall Designed to the Amended Version of NZS 3101:2006,” Proceedings of the New Zealand Concrete Industry Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.

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